Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Tooth Resorption and Risk for Anesthetic Complication During Anesthetized Dental Procedures in Domestic Felines
by Jenkins, Emily J., M.P.H., University of Maryland, College Park, 2019, 57; 13863276
Abstract (Summary)

Tooth resorption (TR) in felines may present an increased risk for complications during dental procedures, and it is currently unknown whether oral examination is a valid diagnostic method for type 1 TR. Using existing data from 1,530 felines from a large veterinary hospital in Washington, D.C., I examined the association between type 1 TR and complication under anesthesia during a dental procedure, and the validity of oral examination as a diagnostic tool. Controlling for breed, weight, age, sex, hematocrit, total protein, technician, veterinarian, and presence of oral and systemic disease, type 1 TR was associated with a complication under anesthesia during a dental procedure (p<0.0001). Sensitivity (93.1%) and specificity (97.6%) support the reliability of oral examination for diagnosing type 1 TR. Veterinarians can proactively anticipate lower blood pressures when anesthetizing felines with type 1 TR. There are similarities between TR in humans and felines, and further research is needed on the pathophysiology and health implications of TR in both species.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Slopen, Natalie B.
Commitee: He, Xin, Balcom, Sarah A.
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Epidemiology, Animal sciences, Veterinary services
Keywords: Anesthesia, Cats, Dental surgery, Felines, Teeth
Publication Number: 13863276
ISBN: 9781085576673
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